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TimestampWhat is your age range?Where do you live currently?Where was the last place you travelled to on a holiday?How often do you go on holidays?How long are your holidays on average?Do you plan out your daily activities or do research for your upcoming holiday?As you answered NO to the previous question - "Do you plan out your daily activities or do research for your upcoming holiday?" - could you explain why you choose not to?What resources do you use to plan your trips? (select as many as required)What kind of activities do you find yourself researching first?Do you currently use/know of a service that you trust to find the best activities or sightseeing tours in a city?What is the name of this service?What are the best features of this service?And what could be improved on this service?Do you find that a daily activity plan helps you enjoy your trip more?Could you explain a little bit more about your above answer?Q11. What are the best features of this service?Q12. And what could be improved on this service?
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22/04/2016 20:16:1420-24 years oldNew York City areaSeattle and PortlandMore than twice a yearLess than a weekYesWord-of-mouth recommendations, Itineraries found elsewhere (online etc.), YelpFood and drink (bars, restaurants etc.)NoSometimesI like to discover things in the moment, too.
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23/04/2016 00:31:5520-24 years oldNew ZealandUSAMore than twice a yearBetween a week and two weeks (7 to 14 nights)YesLocal sights information (e.g. on-site help guides from an information desk), Maps (either print or digital), Travel brochure (e.g. from a travel agents), Word-of-mouth recommendations, Itineraries found elsewhere (online etc.)Recreational leisure (beaches etc.)NoSometimesIt's hard to judge the times of some activities so sometimes it works in our favour and sometimes it doesn't.
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24/04/2016 17:40:2720-24 years oldCalifornia, USATokyo, JapanTwice a yearBetween a week and two weeks (7 to 14 nights)YesTravel guidebook (e.g. Lonely Planet), Local sights information (e.g. on-site help guides from an information desk), Maps (either print or digital), Word-of-mouth recommendationsLocal history (local landmarks such as churches, shrines, architecture etc.)NoSometimesSometimes it helps to have a plan; other times the best experiences are spontaneous.
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22/04/2016 16:06:4725-29 years oldenglandhong kongMore than twice a yearBetween a week and two weeks (7 to 14 nights)YesTravel guidebook (e.g. Lonely Planet), Itineraries found elsewhere (online etc.)Local history (local landmarks such as churches, shrines, architecture etc.)YesFoursquareUser ReviewsItineries would be nice, activities outside of food and drink would also be welcomed. NoI prefer to perhaps plan one thing for the day, then make spur of the moment choices on food or drinks in between. So perhaps I am in the middle of this question? -dave
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22/04/2016 19:03:5825-29 years oldAlexandria, VAMobile ALMore than twice a yearLess than a weekYesTravel guidebook (e.g. Lonely Planet), Travel smartphone app (e.g. Tripomatic), Local sights information (e.g. on-site help guides from an information desk), Maps (either print or digital), Travel brochure (e.g. from a travel agents), Word-of-mouth recommendations, Itineraries found elsewhere (online etc.)Local culture (theatre, cinema, concerts, galleries etc.)YesTripAdvisorQuantity of Information and QualityEase of use. Search for city, see list of things to do there and around there, separate list of articles about it, etc. SometimesIt's good to have places planned to go, and for specifics such as theater tickets, but I also want to be able to choose where to eat and shop on the day of.
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23/04/2016 09:29:4925-29 years oldSouth AfricaPort Elizabeth Once a yearA week (7 nights)NoWe usually do what we feel like doing. For instance, if it's raining, we might go for a drive for sight seeing.
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24/04/2016 15:37:4525-29 years oldPennsylvaniaWildwood, NJOnce a yearA week (7 nights)NoIt's a simple place along the shore with not much planning needed to enjoy yourself there.
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22/04/2016 16:03:1930-34 years oldNewcastle, EnglandRennes, FranceInfrequently (once every few years)A week (7 nights)YesTravel guidebook (e.g. Lonely Planet), Travel smartphone app (e.g. Tripomatic), Maps (either print or digital), Travel brochure (e.g. from a travel agents), Word-of-mouth recommendationsLocal history (local landmarks such as churches, shrines, architecture etc.)YesTripomaticOnline-accessible maps and route building featuresClunky UI, no offline maps and routes available, not very in-depth landmark information.YesHelps to keep me organised, plans my days better, saves time looking around for things, and gives me a clear idea of where I want to go. Also have the option of going off the beaten path to find interesting things.
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22/04/2016 17:27:5830-34 years oldUnited StatesLondon, EnglandTwice a yearBetween a week and two weeks (7 to 14 nights)YesTravel guidebook (e.g. Lonely Planet), Local sights information (e.g. on-site help guides from an information desk), Word-of-mouth recommendationsLocal culture (theatre, cinema, concerts, galleries etc.)NoYesI find that planning my days (leaving a few open!) gets me out and about, especially in a new locale. I like to have at least a few activities planned that take me out of my comfort zone so that I can experience more.
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22/04/2016 17:49:2530-34 years oldLehi, UTDisneylandInfrequently (once every few years)A week (7 nights)YesMaps (either print or digital), Word-of-mouth recommendations, Itineraries found elsewhere (online etc.)Food and drink (bars, restaurants etc.)NoSometimesSometimes, it's nice to have a plan in order to get the most of my travel experience. Other times, I just want to unwind, chill, and go with the flow.
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23/04/2016 10:19:0130-34 years oldNewcastle Upon TyneBarcelonaInfrequently (once every few years)Between a week and two weeks (7 to 14 nights)YesTravel guidebook (e.g. Lonely Planet), Local sights information (e.g. on-site help guides from an information desk), Maps (either print or digital), Word-of-mouth recommendationsLocal culture (theatre, cinema, concerts, galleries etc.)NoSometimesHaving a plan makes it easier to keep the holiday irganised and make sure that you get the chance to see all that you would like to see, however it can be good to have a couple of days during the holiday that arent planned out to allow you to just explore & maybe find some things that arent in the guide books etc
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23/04/2016 23:53:4530-34 years oldNorth CarolinaDisneyMore than twice a yearLess than a weekYesLocal sights information (e.g. on-site help guides from an information desk), Word-of-mouth recommendationsLocal history (local landmarks such as churches, shrines, architecture etc.)NoSometimesWe make specific plans for one or two days, but make sure to have down days that are flexible as well. That way, we get to do the most important things, but are also able to have downtime or do something extra that we might not have planned. We also travel with small children, so that is a factor.
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24/04/2016 15:43:5230-34 years oldPolandHungaryTwice a yearBetween a week and two weeks (7 to 14 nights)YesLocal sights information (e.g. on-site help guides from an information desk), Maps (either print or digital), Word-of-mouth recommendations, Itineraries found elsewhere (online etc.)Local history (local landmarks such as churches, shrines, architecture etc.)NoSometimesit's not really a plan more of a "what can I do today"
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24/04/2016 16:52:2930-34 years oldUSA - FloridaUSA - ColoradoTwice a yearLess than a weekYesLocal sights information (e.g. on-site help guides from an information desk), Maps (either print or digital), Word-of-mouth recommendationsAdventure activities (rock-climbing, canoeing etc.)NoSometimesSometimes I'd rather wing it
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28/04/2016 20:44:1030-34 years oldUnited StatesGran CanariaTwice a yearA week (7 nights)YesTravel guidebook (e.g. Lonely Planet), Local sights information (e.g. on-site help guides from an information desk), Maps (either print or digital), Travel brochure (e.g. from a travel agents), Word-of-mouth recommendations, Itineraries found elsewhere (online etc.)Adventure activities (rock-climbing, canoeing etc.)NoSometimesI like to plan half the day, one major activity per day then play it by ear.
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22/04/2016 15:45:3735-39 years oldNewcastle upon Tyne, EnglandRennes, FranceOnce a yearA week (7 nights)YesTravel guidebook (e.g. Lonely Planet), Travel smartphone app (e.g. Tripomatic), Local sights information (e.g. on-site help guides from an information desk), Maps (either print or digital), Travel brochure (e.g. from a travel agents), Word-of-mouth recommendations, Itineraries found elsewhere (online etc.)Recreational leisure (beaches etc.), Local culture (theatre, cinema, concerts, galleries etc.), Local history (local landmarks such as churches, shrines, architecture etc.), Extreme sports (snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding etc.)NoYesKeeps me organised, saves time etc
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22/04/2016 15:46:2735-39 years oldNewcastle upon TyneRennes, FranceOnce a yearA week (7 nights)NoToo time consuming, not enough resources
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24/04/2016 21:07:2835-39 years oldUKGermanyTwice a yearA week (7 nights)YesTravel guidebook (e.g. Lonely Planet), Maps (either print or digital), Word-of-mouth recommendationsLocal history (local landmarks such as churches, shrines, architecture etc.)NoYesEnsures I get to see everything I want to
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24/04/2016 21:15:4635-39 years oldUSACape Cod, MassachusettsInfrequently (once every few years)Less than a weekYesTravel guidebook (e.g. Lonely Planet), Word-of-mouth recommendations, Itineraries found elsewhere (online etc.)Local history (local landmarks such as churches, shrines, architecture etc.)NoSometimesI like to have some idea of what I'm doing, but I don't like things to be too rigid.
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28/04/2016 01:46:1035-39 years oldAustin, TXMinneapolis, MNTwice a yearLess than a weekYesMaps (either print or digital), Word-of-mouth recommendations, Itineraries found elsewhere (online etc.)Local culture (theatre, cinema, concerts, galleries etc.)YesEntertainment BookSeems pretty thorough and they have something for most citiesI don't use it, not sure. It costs money.SometimesI feel best about trips where I have a set of things I want to accomplish in my time frame, and then let things happen without planning down to the minute
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22/04/2016 19:18:5140-44 years oldMaine, USAPortugalInfrequently (once every few years)A week (7 nights)YesTravel guidebook (e.g. Lonely Planet), Local sights information (e.g. on-site help guides from an information desk), Maps (either print or digital), Word-of-mouth recommendations, Sites like Yelp and TripAdvisorLists like What ToDo or What Not To MissNoNoI usually set a few targets (events or sights) I can't miss, plus a B list for if I have energy, and let the rest of the trip grow around that. A day of nothing but meandering around stopping at cafés and taking photos can be good too.
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22/04/2016 20:32:3745-49 years oldUKPragueOnce a yearA week (7 nights)NoI research when I get there. Seek out local guides, tours etc. I don't like to plan in advance because I would rather see the place first and then decide what to do
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26/04/2016 01:03:0845-49 years oldwisconsincoloradoOnce a yearA week (7 nights)YesMaps (either print or digital), place websiteLocal history (local landmarks such as churches, shrines, architecture etc.)NoSometimesOut of 7 days I like to have 4 sights to see, then let the rest be local culture immersion (wandering)
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